Author Archives: Pesach Benson

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UNESCO Strips Israeli, US Voting Rights

UNESCO Strips Israeli, US Voting Rights

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel reacted with surprise and anger to the emerging Iranian nuclear deal. The only reason a “first step” agreement hasn’t been clinched yet is because France — to the consternation

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Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted of Corruption Charges

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. The you-know-what is hitting the fan as the Jerusalem municipality issued demolition orders for some Palestinian apartments in Ras Hamis. I already blogged this week that there’s much more to

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US to Intervene in Peace Talks?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Is the US preparing to intervene in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations with its own peace plan? The new plan, expected to be presented in January 2014, will follow the “Clinton parameters,” according

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Morsi Trial Adjourns in Chaos

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Trying to soften its image, Hamas appointed a 23 year-old woman to be its spokesperson to the Western media. Israa Al-Mudallal is a British-educated journalist who started off caught between

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Razing a Racket

You’re the mayor of Jerusalem. And it all comes down to you. You’re dealing with 11 illegally built Palestinian apartment buildings on your city’s northern outskirts. They’re within the municipal boundaries alright, but they’re outside the security barrier. You rub your head at another only-in-Israel moment no other mayor in the world deals with. The

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New Security Wall Along Jordanian Border?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel to build security wall along Jordan border, according to Mideast press reports. 2. Very unprofessional: An “Obama administration official” leaked to CNN that Israel carried out last week’s attack

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Is Ayatollah Khamenei Ailing?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Massive explosion destroys Syrian air defense base; Syrian and Lebanese sources suggest Israel did it. Israeli media reports are saying the attack targeted an advanced surface to air missile battery.

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Hezbollah, Al-Qaida Girding For Major Offensive

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel last night released 26 Palestinian terrorists from prison. They were welcomed with big celebrations in Ramallah and Gaza. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would expedite building projects in

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